Amanda Thornton, a third-grade teacher at Ridgefield, Washington, saw her students were very afraid last fall when they talked about COVID-19. When she heard about a new teaching unit on the coronavirus pandemic, she thought it would be good project-based science and also “help kids meet that fear with some knowledge.”
Thornton field tested curriculum developed by a team from the University of Washington Bothell and Northwestern University. Dr. Carrie Tzou, a professor in the School of Educational Studies and director of the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal, led the effort at UW Bothell. OpenSciEd, a nonprofit that develops free science instructional materials for teachers, sponsored the project.
Read this story at UW Bothell News.